About Me


-am a Family and Small Business Photographer.  I reside in the Minneapolis area.  I adore what I do and am beyond passionate about it.  (I’ll tell you ALL about my passion anytime you want to listen.  I tend to ramble. 🙂 )

-taught art at the elementary and middle school level for years. I also taught preschool for a long time. The kids, all the mess, all the yelling and all the chaos, never stressed me out…not even once. (My coworkers…now THAT’S another story.)

-always cut my own bangs (usually with a glass of wine in hand) because I always think it will look AMAZING. It never does. It always makes my face look chubby and strange.

-have kids and I love it when they’re all home and their friends are over and it’s total chaos. I love a full house. (Though I curse the mess when they all leave again…)

-adore good, black, coffee, most wines, several whiskeys and a few beers.  (Not all at the same time though.  I usually choose two a day.)

-work part time for a local floral and candy store (along with my camera, of course).  I love it.  I go to work and take photos of things I adore.  Plus, there’s a dog grooming school next door so I get to photograph puppies, from time-to-time, too.  How cool is that!?  (EDIT: And NOW, there is a microbrewery moving in next door.)

-love cakes and cookies. Sometimes…I replace meals with cookies. (With milk for my protein, of course.)

-love the idea of fanny packs. I wish they were cool and didn’t make me look so frumpy. They’re just so simple and easier than always carrying around a purse on my shoulder.  (EDIT: I totally just bought one.  It has multiple ‘packs’ on it and is AWESOME!  Why I waited so long to do this…I have no idea.)

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